Monday, February 26, 2018

Just For Fun

Had a bunch of scrabble pieces and made this for my music room.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

I made these cute little boxes with some cardstock that I had. (you can download the pattern from Pinterest... they were orange for Easter but I used these colors instead) I already gave a few away for Valentines Day. They are filled with Hershey's Kisses!!! I punched the hearts out with my heart punch from Michaels Craft Store. My favorite place to shop. The container came from there too and I just white washed it a little with some Annie Sloan (Old White) paint.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Spring Has Sprung

Found this little basket yesterday at the local antiques store and filled it with some flowers I had. My husband and I painted the wall a beautiful green a couple weeks ago and now with the heart shelve and new basket it is all looking quite springish!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Merry Christmas Ivy

I shaped this plant all summer on a wire my husband made into a circle for me. It was a fun project!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall is almost here so I am decorating for the season. My Favorite season of all.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Vintage Camping

This is my entry for the Tehama County Fair which starts July 13th. After the fair it will live in our 1967 vintage Aloha camp trailer that my husband and I are fixing up. UPDATE... I won Best Of Show. This is the first time after all the years of entering the fair that I won a big purple ribbon. It was great!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

She Shed

The new barn shed is coming along nicely. I need some fake foliage up in that loft!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Apple Pie

Best looking apple pie I have ever made. Hubby helped. Too bad it won't look this good after I bake it.LOL

Friday, April 7, 2017

Getting Ready For Easter

I saw these on Pinterest and made a few for myself. They were fun and easy. Colored card stock and ribbon is all you need. I filled them with jelly beans but chocolates would be nice too! I put the jelly beans in plastic bags before putting them inside...that way they stayed fresh.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Chalk Art

This is my first attempt with colored, liquid chalk. It was fun to use the liquid chalk. For a larger and more detailed view just click your mouse on the photo.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.This little guy is part of my Lori Mitchell collection. Have a very Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gathering Decorations

I put this together with some items I already had. I am almost finished decorating the house. Started early!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Teddy Bear Goes To the Fair

My little Teddy is going to the Gridley Fair grounds also tomorrow. Hope he wins a blue ribbon! (He won second place)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Miniature Gazebo

Just finished my Butte County Fair entry. It was fun to put together. I made the little braided rug.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mini Garden

My little fairy village. Actually I guess it is a gnome village. Actually it is just a gnome yard. LOL ( Found the little metal house at the Salvation Army)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Easter Basket Ideas

This was an ugly red basket I found at the Salvation Army. I spray painted it green, added a white rabbit from Marshalls, some grass and eggs from Joann's and the flowers and greenery from Michaels.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Wow Cookies

These are so over the top... I just love looking at them!!! By bubolinkata!(Found on Flickr)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Early Easter Ideas

I know Easter is months away but I could not resist these cute little ideas I found today on Pinterest.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cookie Time

I wish my cookie decorating would turn out looking half this good.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Popcorn Corn Cobs

I made a batch of these last night and they were really good! Found the recipe in the Oct. issue of Martha Stewart Living. Really easy and so cute!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Halloween Dreaming

I just can not hardly wait till Fall.... Especially Halloween... My favorite holiday! Check out my Halloween blog by clicking on the black cat photo on the right side of this blog page.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Down on the Farm

I won first place at the Gridley Fair this week with my computer drawing. ( A caricature of me and my husband.)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy Fourth Of July

Some holiday ideas I found on Pinterest!!! Love the flag painted on the wood pallet....

Monday, June 2, 2014

Painted Jars

This is so easy. Just pour the paint in the jar... roll it around to cover all the sides then turn upside down on a paper and move it every 15 minutes till all the extra paint has spilled out.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Painted Shed

Thinking about painting my little shed like these that I found on Pinterest!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Easter Bun Bun Rolls

Can't wait to try and make these! Found them on Pinterest!

My Easter Basket

Here is the easter basket I put together. It was fun searching for all the decorations to go in it!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Easter Decor

This is so pretty. Found it on favorite web site of all time!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Easter Has Come Early

Found this idea on Pinterest. The weather is so warm it feels like spring so I started looking for Easter ideas.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Snowmen in November

This is the cutest idea. Looks very easy to make. Saw it on favorite web site! Don't forget to check out my Xmas blog. Just go to Or click on the photo to the right.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Candy Apples

Found this photo on Pinterest. What a great idea using branches for the apple sticks.
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Saturday, August 17, 2013

My Frog Collection

I don't know why I started collecting these guys. I put a battery tealite candle in each of them and it is really pretty at night. I am in the process of re-painting the cabinet. It is quite old and I am using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint which is fun to use.I added wainscot to the back of the cabinet and it gave it a really cute look.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fourth of July Pretzels

Possibly the easiest dessert you can make.  Fit for ANY celebration!  The perfect combination of sweet and salty! Place on your next dessert table or give as a delicious party favor.  All you need are pretzel rods, candy melts and sprinkles (colors to fit your celebration).  Fill small buckets and line them down the center of your table to make a fun and eatable centerpiece!
Place a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet.  Melt the candy.  I chose to coat the pretzels in white first.  TIP:  If your candy melts don’t get loose enough to dip into add a little shortening that will loosen the candy and make it easier to coat your pretzels.  The key to coating the pretzel without the candy dripping everywhere is in the temperature of the candy.  Not too hot and not too cold.  Once the candy is the right consistency it’s time to dip.  I put mine in a bowl and used a spoon to drizzle and coat the pretzel.  Swirl the pretzel to let any extra candy drip off and tap on the side of the bowl.  Add sprinkles immediately.  For adding sprinkles I put my sprinkle container into a larger bowl and spooned the sprinkles over the pretzel making sure to keep twisting it around.  That helps cool off the candy and stop it from dripping so much into your sprinkles.  Let the extra sprinkles fall into the larger bowl.  (Place finished pretzel on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.)  Once there is enough sprinkles in the bottom use some of those sprinkles on the your pretzels too.  If you choose to drizzle on your pretzels melt the candy melts the same as you did with the white.  Put melted candy into squeeze bottles.  TIP: Only melt one color at a time.  Drizzle over pretzels and melt your next color….

Fourth of July Fun

Fireworks Fans

These festive, easy-to-make fans are ideal for last-minute Fourth of July entertaining.
Martha Stewart Living Television
These festive, easy-to-make fans are ideal for last-minute Fourth of July entertaining. You can cluster a group of them in a bowl to create a celebratory centerpiece or place one on each place setting as a colorful and cooling party favor. Although Martha uses 8-by-15-inch paper for her fans, you can adjust the dimensions to your desired size; simply use paper that's as wide as you'd like your fan to be and about twice as long.
Tools and MaterialsPaper
Bone folder
Paper glue
Wooden sticks or bamboo skewers
Waxed twine (optional)
Fireworks Fan How-To1. Accordion-fold the paper, starting on a short side. (It's up to you how wide to make the folds; Martha's are about 1 inch wide.) Make a 45-degree diagonal cut at each end, then staple the folded paper in the center. (The staple should be perpendicular to the folds.) Glue one side. Open the fan so that the edges of one side meet. Glue the edges together, and hold the edges in place with a binder clip. (You should now have a partially opened fan.)
2. To create handles, position wooden sticks or bamboo skewers to the remaining sides, placing them inside the last folds; make sure the points are facing inward. Glue them in place, and attach binder clips while the glue dries. To keep the fan open, tie the handles together with waxed twine.